Our Agenda
  Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May
8:30am Registration 
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Delivering a safe and secure service in a digitalized world
The transportation industry is becoming increasingly digitlized, this has had a positive impact on efficiency and customer satisfaction. However, with so many devices becoming connected it has left transportation networks exposed and vulnerable to attack. This session will focus on ways operators can uphold customer expectations whilst ensuring security and safety.
9:10am Understanding and coping with the risks of a digitalized transport network
• Appropriately securing your network against cyber attacks 
• Adapting to the modernization of equipment across your network
• Protecting your network without effecting your processes
9:25am Securing the Internet of things (IOT)
• How does increased connectivity lead to increased risks?
• Creating a defense against breaches in privacy
• Recognizing when human intervention is necessary
9:40am Advisory session
9:55am Bridging the gap between government and industry 
• How can we rebuild the relationship between industry and government?
• Why joint collaboration will strengthen overall security
• Will creating a clear separation between research and regulatory departments in the government aid its unification with industry?
 10:10am Self-sufficient transportation networks
• Addressing the safety and security concerns surrounding autonomous vehicles
• The importance of regulation across all autonomous modes of transport
• Are unmanned forms of transport the way forward?
Gregory Slater, Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
10:25am Panel discussion: Technology: friend or foe? 
• Is the rapid advancement of technology putting your network at risk?
• Keeping up and keeping safe: embracing innovation without neglecting safety and security 
• Integrating new technology with existing legacy systems
10:55am Networking coffee break
  CYBER SECURITY
Transport operators are embracing this new digital age. Yet, cyber security is not met with the urgency it requires. This is particularly worrying due to the economic, safety and security implications that can be faced in the occurrence of a cyber security breach. This session will focus on bringing together industry experts to examine the issue and highlight the importance of protecting yourselves amidst this digital revolution.
Moderator:  Dr Curtis Levinson, US Cyber Security Advisor, NATO
11:40am  Understanding the consequences of cyber attacks
• Identifying the weak points in your system
• The unique tactics cyber criminals use to infiltrate networks
• Insider threats: why cyber security is more than just an IT problem
11:55am An international approach to cyber security
• Considering the implications of different regulatory systems
• Collaborating across borders
• Cross sector learning: adopting a new approach
12:10pm Advisory Session
12:25pm Securing Tomorrow’s Seaports: Addressing the challenges that are revolutionizing transportation logistics
• Staying one step ahead by regularly updating systems
• Understanding and dealing with increased automation and networked systems
• The importance of ensuring vendors comply with your security procedures
Casey Hehr, Director of security, Port of Long Beach
12:40pm Managing a cyber assault: the aftermath
• Having responsive processes in place
• Staying on alert: anticipating a security breach
• Effectively executing an emergency response plan
Manuel Guaderrama, Director of Security, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
12:55pm

Panel discussion: Safeguarding your organization when upgrading technology 
• Updating cyber security software 
• Understanding security risks associated with new technology
• How are cyber security threats likeley to develop in future?

1:25pm Networking lunch
  Physical Security
Transport operators now have access to new technologies which help support traditional policing against the ongoing threats faced. It is important for new technology to blend seamlessly into pre-existing manual procedures, to ensure that physical security is upheld while keeping networks moving efficiently.
Moderator:  Michael Lowder, Principal, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates LLC
2:25pm Security across terminals
• Maintaining the same standard of security in foreign jurisdictions
• Using biometrics to monitor access in restricted areas
• Terminal to vehicle communications
Keith Slotter, Vice President Security, JetBlue Airways   
2:40pm Case study: Canine (k9) deployment on your network
• Vapor sniffing as a deterrent to terrorism
• Investments in canine explosive detection units
• Integrating canine units alongside pre-existing security measures
2:55pm Advisory session
 3:10pm  Widening the scope of security on your transportation network
• Protecting the perimeters of your network
• Improving the operational activity in high traffic areas to avoid attacks
• Upholding security and safeguarding passengers in the less secure parts of your system
Kath Hammond ‘GTAA’s General Counsel and Vice President Corporate Safety and Security, Toronto Airports
3:25pm  Predictive policing as a means of tackling day to day physical threats
• Using data analytics to deploy resources to the right place
• Using artificial intelligence to predict when and where a crime is most likely to occur
• The importance of highly visible staffing
3:40pm Panel discussion: Proactive versus reactive security strategies
• How are physical threats evolving?
• Is passenger screening feasible across all forms of transport
• Why simulating an attack is important in maintaining and improving security?
 4:10pm Networking break
  Interactive roundtables
Roundtable sessions promote niche and open discussion amongst delegates. The conference hall will be divided into zones, each themed around a different challenge. Delegates can choose which zone they would like to join and a moderator will lead the group in discussion of the topic. Following the discussion, each table leader will feed their conclusions from the session back to the whole group.
4:55pm  PCI compliance: Ensuring customer credit card details are secure when paying online or in person.
  Blockchain Technology: Providing an extra level of security to valuable cargo
  Installing real time CCTV systems on your network
  Ensuring your wireless communications are secure
5:55pm   Networking drinks reception
  Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May
8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcoming address
  Plenary: Using technology To Mitigate Human Error
Accidents and incidents caused by human error are an avoidable risk. Increasing digitlization and automation are one way of reducing mistakes, as is ensuring the regular trainings and the constant upskilling of staff. This session will look at different strategies that can be put into place to help secure your network from the dangers caused by human error.
9:10am Implementing and managing a successful safety management programme
• Instilling a safety culture withing your organisation
• Prioritising safety at every level of your network
• Staying on track to meet the FTA deadline
 9:25am Case study: Investments In artificial intelligence
• Understanding the needs of your organization
• Buying intelligently
• Attaining a return on your investments in the long term
9:40am Advisory session
9:55am

Reducing accidents and incidents through data analytics
• How to use your data to predict, detect and deter
• Discerning between valuable and non- valuable information
• Deploying your resources accordingly

10:10am Digitalizing operational processes: benefits for safety and security
• Understanding the common mistakes workers make at terminals and investing in technology to mitigate these
• Automating security checks at terminals to reduce mistakes
• How will automation improve efficiency and security?
Mark Hatfield Jr., Assistant Aviation Director and Chief Security Officer, Miami International Airport  
10:25am Panel discussion: Can we run a safe and efficient service with minimal human intervention
• In what circumstances is automation safer than manual operation
• Understanding the limitations of humans and using technology to compensate for them
• What does automation look like in the future?
 10:55am Networking coffee break 
  INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS:
Led by a facilitator, workshops offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate, and sharing of best practice. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, delegates will sit on tables of no more than 10 to discuss specific challenges. Each table will then feed their conclusions back to the whole group.
 11:40am Training session: Coordinating a cyber security exercise
• Orchestrating a cyber security breach to identity and target weaknesses
• Testing both technical and personnel processes
• Adapting cyber defence methods to coincide with human behaviour
12:40pm   Networking lunch
  Staff management and Training
As much as preventative measures are implemented to ward of attacks. There is still a chance that a wrong doer can cause harm to your network and commuters. Taking into account the rise in terrorism, it is important now more than ever that staff and the general public are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to react accordingly in an emergency situation.
1:40pm Enhancing security before, during and after employment
• Conducting background checks before acquiring staff
• Using wearable technology to monitor staff: what are the advantages and disadvantages?
• Sharing data with other operators to ensure high risk employees are not rehired
Jennifer Gdanov, Director of Safety Reporting and Compliance, Union Pacific Railroad
1:55pm Instilling and maintaining an information security culture within your organization
• Getting your staff to feel personally responsible for security
• Establishing company protocols and adhering to them
• Spotting and eliminating the weak links in your organization
2:10pm Advisory session
2:25pm Enhancing the competencies and capabilities of individuals responsible for safety oversight
• Equipping staff with the skills needed to effectively spot risk indicators
• Regular updates to safety processes and procedures
• Making proactive safety management the norm
Jayne Deno, Chief HR Officer, Metra & Hilary Konczal ‘Chief Safety & Environmental Officer, Metra Commuter Rail
2:40pm Crisis intervention: executing a smooth response
• Working with third party providers to ensure flawless communication between first responders and local authorities
• Preparing staff for emergency situations by staging emergency scenarios
• Utilizing social media to educate the general public about how to respond to an attack
2:55pm Panel discussion: preparing your staff to combat security risks
• Do your staff know how to spot a suspicious email
• Integrating security into all trainings
• Conducting practical training sessions
3:25pm End of Transport Security Congress

 

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